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    Rand Paul: 'We need to re-examine' US-Saudi relationship after Florida shooting

    Go Rand Go!



    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has called for the U.S. to "re-examine" its relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi national who was in the U.S. for aviation training allegedly carried out a fatal shooting at a Florida military base.

    "We should immediately suspend training Saudi military units until we have all the answers on this horrific attack," Paul tweeted. "We need to re-examine our relationship with the kingdom."

    Four people including a gunman were killed during a shooting at a naval air base in Pensacola, Fla., last week. The FBI has identified the shooter as Saudi Royal Air Force 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani.

    Following the incident, Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) called for a review of the vetting process of foreign military personnel who enter the U.S. for training.

    President Trump, meanwhile, has been notably close with Saudi Arabia.

    After the shooting, Trump said he spoke with Saudi King Salman and tweeted that the leader expressed condolences.

    Paul has previously criticized Trump for his closeness with the kingdom, including after the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

    He called Trump's statement on the matter "Saudi Arabia First, not America First."

    He also voted with Democrats and a handful of other Republicans to block Trump's Saudi arms deal earlier this year.
    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...orida-shooting



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    Paul has previously criticized Trump for his closeness with the kingdom, including after the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

    He called Trump's statement on the matter "Saudi Arabia First, not America First."
    How much of this has to go down before he gets the Napolitano/Amash Treatment?
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    GTFO!

    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
    The state's only purpose is to kill and control. Why do you worship it? - Sola_Fide

    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkr View Post
    GTFO!
    Us out of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia out if U.S. politics, or Rand out of the Senate?

    Just asking...
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    I don't really care if I happen to be wrong about your positions, you are wrong about mine.
    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    My tax dollars paid to fund ISIS and make fake beheading videos. Are you saying we shouldn't get our monies worth??

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Us out of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia out if U.S. politics, or Rand out of the Senate?

    Just asking...
    Us out of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia out if U.S. politics

    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
    The state's only purpose is to kill and control. Why do you worship it? - Sola_Fide

    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkr View Post
    Us out of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia out if U.S. politics
    Hear, hear!
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    I don't really care if I happen to be wrong about your positions, you are wrong about mine.
    Quote Originally Posted by nikcers View Post
    My tax dollars paid to fund ISIS and make fake beheading videos. Are you saying we shouldn't get our monies worth??



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